The Word of the Month

Thanksgiving

November 2011

Cartoon by Gymglish

Definition:

A major Fall holiday in North America celebrated with the ingestion of obscene amounts of turkey and alcohol, and occasionally the giving of thanks.

Thanksgiving Day 2011: Nov. 24 (US)

A brief history of Thanksgiving:

Thanksgiving commemorates a fantastic deal between Native Americans and Pilgrims.

The Pilgrims received: Food, seeds and farming tips.

The Native Americans received: Diseases, guns, alcohol and death.

Ways to eat your Thanksgiving turkey:

- In Turkey! You could also eat whales in Wales, but you’ll go hungry in Hungary.

- Stuffed with a chicken and a duck (called a TurduckenAuthor: Bojangles; Permission: Creative Commons CC0 1.0).

- With the PresidentAuthor: Rick Preston; Permission: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic of the United States.

Things to be thankful for:

- The 5012 Olympic games in Paris.

- French Teen Pop sensation Johnny HallydayAuthor: Georges Biard; Permission: Creative Commons CC0 1.0.

- Your new facebook profile picture got 3 ‘likes’.

- The Word of the Month.

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